The European Dialogue on Internet Governance (EuroDIG) is an open platform encouraging discussion and exchange in an informal and independent manner on the issues of internet governance between the players concerned throughout Europe. It was created in 2008 by a collective of key stakeholders representing various groups of European participants working in the area of internet governance.
OFCOM and EURODIG
EuroDIG was founded on the initiative of a group of people active on internet governance issues. Responding to a genuine need at European level, they set up this structure in 2008. OFCOM is one of the founders of EuroDIG and has been supporting it - logistically and financially - to the present date.
EURODIG'S activities and structure
The various stakeholders taking part in the EuroDIG network include a substantial number of representatives of civil society, the private sector and the academic and technical communities, as well as European governments, institutions and organisations.
As with the IGF, the EuroDIG system rests on co-operation between players. This discussion platform makes it possible to better identify the challenges which the various stakeholders face and thereby to improve decision-making in other structures. Here, dialogue acts as a catalyst.
EuroDIG's goal is twofold: on the one hand, the aim is to help European players to exchange their viewpoints and discuss best practice in relation to the questions which will be debated at the global meetings of the IGF. It is essential to identify common ground shared by all the European players but also to highlight the diversity of the experience acquired by the various players. In addition, EuroDIG wishes to make European players more aware of the relevance of the subjects tackled in the context of the worldwide IGF but also to enhance the new multi-partite discussion format developed by and around the IGF.
Above all, EuroDIG has contributed to building a common commitment in Europe to a frank and open discussion which includes the young.
Last modification 17.05.2016